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Jean Martinon - Complete Decca Recordings 1951-1960


Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4757209   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adolphe AdamRoger DesormièreLouis Ferdinand HeroldFrançois Boieldieu,   ... 
Performer:  Peter KatinMoura LympanyKathleen Long
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire OrchestraLondon Philharmonic OrchestraIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The French conductor and composer Jean Martinon was born in Lyons on 10 January 1910 and died in Paris on 1 March 1976. This Original Masters set contains all the recordings he made for Decca between 1951 and 1960 and many of them have not been available since their first LP release.

Martinon studied in Lyons and Paris and his teachers included Roussel for composition, and Munch and Desormière for conducting. During World War 2 Martinon was held in a Nazi labour camp and during that time worked on some of his compositions. As a composer Martinon wrote a number of large-scale pieces including concertos for violin (No.2 was written for Szeryng) and cello (written for Pierre Fournier), and orchestral works. His Fourth
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After the War Martinon was a key figure in rebuilding French musical life and he also started to work abroad. Some of his important engagements outside France included concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1947 and ten years later he made his North American debut with the Boston Symphony. Martinon’s repertory was broad-ranging as demonstrated in this collection which, while containing much 19th and early 20th century French music, includes works which, at the time of recording, were still “new” – such as Prokofiev Symphony No.7.

TRACKLISTING

CD 1
1-19 Adam: Giselle
20 J Strauss, arr.Désormiere: Le Beau Danubeº

CD 2
1 Hérold: Zampa - Overtureº
2-3 Boieldieu: La Calife de Bagdad · La Dame Blanche - Overturesº
4 Adam: Si j'étais roi - Overtureº
5-9 Offenbach: La Mariage aux Lanternes · La Belle Hélène · Barbe-Bleu
· La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein · Orphée aux enfers - Overturesº

CD 3
1-9 Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, op.46 nos.1-8; op.72 no.7
10 Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugueº
11 Rossini: Guillaume Tell - Ballet musicº
12 Liszt: Totentanzº

CD 4
1-10 Lalo: Namouna - Ballet Suites 1 & 2º
11-18 Meyerbeer, arr.Lambert: Les Patineurs - Balletºº
19-25 Massenet: Le Cid - Ballet musicºº
CD 5: 1-8 Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat major · Symphony No.7 in C sharp minor

CD 6
1 Prokofiev: Russian Overture
2-6 Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnolª
7-14 Shostakovich: The Age of Gold - Ballet suiteª · Symphony No.1ª

CD 7
1-6 Ibert: Divertissement
7 Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
8-12 Bizet: Jeux d'enfants - Petite suite
13 Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale
14-17 Berlioz: Le Carnaval romain · Le Corsaire · Benvenuto Cellini · Béatrice et Bénedict - Overtures

CD 8
1-4 Borodin: Symphony No.2ª
5 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Marchª
6 Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - Hungarian march
7-10 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor, "Pathétique"ªª

CD 9
1-3 Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor*º
4 Fauré Ballade for Piano & Orchestra, op.19**º
5-8 Françaix: Concertino for Piano & Orchestra**º
9-10 Mendelssohn: Capriccio brillantº · Rondo brillantº

Peter Katin piano
Moura Lympany piano*
Kathleen Long piano**
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestraº
Israel Philharmonic Orchestraºº
London Symphony Orchestraª
Wiener Philharmonikerªª
Jean Martinon

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Works on This Recording

1. Giselle by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
2. Le Beau Danube by Roger Desormière
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Paris, France 
3. Zampa: Overture by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Paris, France 
4. Le calife de Bagdad: Overture by François Boieldieu
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1800; France 
5. La dame blanche: Overture by François Boieldieu
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Paris, France 
6. Si j'étais roi: Overture by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; France 
7. La belle Hélène: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
8. Le mariage aux lanternes: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853/1857; Paris, France 
9. Barbe-bleue: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Paris, France 
10. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Paris, France 
11. Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
12. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
13. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 7 in C major, Sribske by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
14. Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka by Jaromir Weinberger
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Prague, Czech Republ 
15. Guillaume Tell: Ballet music by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
16. Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Peter Katin (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
17. Namouna Suite no 1 by Edouard Lalo
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; France 
18. Namouna Suite no 2 by Edouard Lalo
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; France 
19. Les Patineurs by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837 
Notes: Arranger: Constant Lambert. 
20. Le Cid: Ballet music by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
21. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
22. Symphony no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; USSR 
23. Russian Overture, Op. 72 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USSR 
24. Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
25. Age of Gold Suite, Op. 22a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USSR 
26. Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 
27. Divertissement by Jacques Ibert
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
28. Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
29. Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
30. Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
31. Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
32. Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
33. Benvenuto Cellini: Overture, Op 23 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1837; France 
34. Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1862; France 
35. Symphony no 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1876; Russia 
36. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - March by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
37. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
38. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
39. Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
40. Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Kathleen Long (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
41. Concertino for Piano by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Kathleen Long (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
42. Capriccio brillant for Piano and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 22 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Peter Katin (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-26; Germany 
43. Rondo brillant for Piano and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 29 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Peter Katin (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Germany 

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